A court Monday ordered 12 senior officers linked to the death of Samantha Pendo and other atrocities to present themselves at Mathari Mental Hospital for psychiatric assessment.
Justice Kanyi Kimondo issued the directive pending the case hearing on April 5, 2023.
The assessment is to confirm whether they are fit to stand trial.
The order was reached after the prosecutors informed the court that the officers are yet to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, which is a mandatory procedure in murder trials.
This could have led them not to answer the murder charge.
Other charges awaiting them include torture, maiming, and sexual crimes against unarmed public members.
It has been established that some of the officers are still serving while others left the National Police Service.
They include Inspector Volker Edambo, Chief Inspector James Rono, Police Constable Josephat Boke Sensera, Linah Kogey (Inspector and Post Commander Nyalenda), Mohamed Guyo (Chief Inspector), and John Masha (GSU Inspector and platoon commander).
Others are Benjamin Koima (Retired Administration Police Senior Superintendent), Benjamin Loreman (Kenya Prisons Service), and Cyprine Wankio (Chief Inspector).
Also on the list are Titus Mutune (Senior Superintendent, General Service Unit in charge of 30 platoons) and Titus Yoma (former Commissioner of Police and Retired County Commander).
The police officers were freed on a personal bond of Sh200, 000.